The World Environment Center welcomes new members of the Gold Medal Jury


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Oct. 12, 2022 /CSRwire/ — The World Environment Center (WEC) is honored to have three new members join this unique group of sustainability leaders, who independently select the recipient of the annual WEC Gold Medal Award for international achievements in sustainable development. year. The jury represents leaders from academia, civil society and the private sector.

The new members of the WEC Jury:

  • Olufunmilayo “Funmi” Arewa – Shusterman Professor of Commercial and Transactional Law at Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, USA

Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Arewa’s main areas of academic research include business law, music, entrepreneurship, technology, copyright, film and African studies.

Prior to becoming a professor of law, Professor Arewa practiced law for nearly a decade, holding legal and business positions primarily in the area of ​​entrepreneurship and tech startups, including law firms and corporations. of Silicon Valley and New York. She also served as CFO and General Counsel for a venture capital firm in Boston. Before becoming a lawyer, she was a visiting lecturer at the Center for African American and African Studies (CAAS) at the University of Michigan and served as a foreign service officer with the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. and Montevideo. , Uruguay.

She obtained a master’s degree and a doctorate. (Anthropology) from the University of California, Berkeley, an AM (Applied Economics) from the University of Michigan, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an AB from Harvard College. Besides writing about music, Professor Arewa has studied classical singing for many years.

  • Karen Fawcett – formerly Global Retail CEO and Global Head of Brand and Marketing for Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

Karen Fawcett was previously CEO Retail, Brand and Marketing for Standard Chartered Bank, which focused primarily on Asia, Africa and the Middle East. His extensive career in complex global enterprises spans wholesale and retail banking, global strategy, technology transformation, as well as brand and marketing.

Ms. Fawcett holds several non-executive directorships, with a portfolio spanning financial services and digital transformation, education and climate change mitigation. These positions fall under the following entities: the LGT Private Bank Foundation Board; INSEAD; Temus Sdt. ltd. ; Global Alliance for Continuous Greening; and BetterTradeOff Pte. ltd. And and the Aegon Supervisory Board.

Prior to her career in banking, Ms. Fawcett was a partner at global management and information technology consulting firm Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where she advised insurers, banks and asset managers. on a wide range of strategic, technological and operational transformations.

  • Tim Mohin, Senior Sustainability Manager, PA, USA

Tim Mohin is a globally recognized leader in sustainability. He was Managing Director of the Global Reporting Initiative; he has also held senior sustainability positions at Intel, Apple, and AMD, and has worked on environmental policy in the US Senate and the Environmental Protection Agency. He is the author of Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations and founder and former chair of the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition). Currently, he lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he rides his bike with the N+1 cycling team and spends time with his grandchildren.

Glenn Prickett, WEC President and CEO, said, “The WEC is truly delighted to have access to such a respected group of leaders to help support our efforts as we work to advance sustainability.

About the Global Environment Center
The WEC is an independent, global, not-for-profit organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices and operations of its member companies and in partnership with governments, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and others. stakeholders. WEC’s mission is to promote business and societal value by providing solutions to sustainability issues. It manages projects for companies across their global operations, builds executive-level learning and skills by integrating sustainability principles into a number of business areas, and recognizes performance excellence through an annual rewards program. WEC is headquartered in Washington, DC, with regional offices in China, El Salvador and Germany.

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The Global Environment Center advances sustainable development through corporate business practices. Based in Washington, DC with offices in Europe and Latin America, WEC creates business solutions through executive roundtables on key sustainability challenges, builds capacity for small businesses in emerging markets and honors industry excellence with its annual gold medal. WEC is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization. For more information, visit

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